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Flame Protection for Fabric

Enhance fire resistance with our fire retardant treatments.


What is Fire Retardancy?

A fire retardant is a substance applied to the fabric that reduces flammability and delays its combustion. Although all fabrics will burn, those that are treated will resist flames significantly better than non-treated fabrics.

Do I need to get my fabric fire treated?

Flame protected upholstered chairs in a hotel lobby.

Often required by governmental regulations, fabrics used in public places such as schools, theaters, convention halls, hotels, and other public places must meet certain flammability standards. As an example, the most common test for flame retardancy for drapery fabric is known as the NFPA 701 Test, developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). There are a wide variety of codes for different applications that may vary by city, state, and county.

What types of fabric can be treated?

Natural fiber fabrics, such as cotton, linen, silk, and wool can be treated to meet all flammability standards. Most synthetic fabrics, such as nylons, acrylic, polypropylene, and acetates are nonabsorbent fibers that are difficult to treat. However, rayon and polyester can be treated.

We often treat fabrics that are a blend of natural and synthetic fibers. In this case higher proportions of natural fiber yield better results.

Do you provide certificates?

Certificate of application.

We provide a certificate of treatment on all fabrics that are finished with FlameGard®. For most of our clients this meets their needs. For projects that require the finished fabric to meet specific fire codes, we can also provide a certificate of flame retardancy. This certifies that your fabric was tested after our application by an independent laboratory and is certified to meet the applicable codes.

If you require a certificate of flame retardancy, please notify us before placing your order.

FlameGard® Fire Retardant Finishing

FlameGard1 is water base is a non-toxic treatment that complies with most fire resistant codes. On most fabrics, It does not affect the fabric's original hand, texture or color.

FlameGard2 is water base is a non-toxic treatment that complies with most fire resistant codes. It is used with special penetrant on fabric which are nonabsorbent and difficult to treat

Our technicians will apply FlameGard to your fabrics based on the type of fabric being treated, the application, and the code requirement such as NFPA 701, NFPA 260, and ASTM E-84 tunnel test. A certificate of application is provided with each treatment. Please contact us for any questions related to your specific application.

Free Samples

Get a sample of FlameGard® on your own fabric. Send us a sample of your fabric and our technicians will gladly run a test sample for you (for a small fee). We can also send you a free brochure of representative samples if you prefer.


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